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obama warned the syrian rezeme the use of weapons -- today the president pledged continued u.s. support for the rebels. and he warns the president the world is watching. >> if you make the mistake of using these weapons there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> secretary of state hillary clinton called the u.s. of chemical weapons a red line for the u.s. no one said what action the u.s. would take. >> republicans offered their counterproposal to avoid the fiscal cliff. they valued the plan at $2.2 trillion with 800 billion from tax reform and the rest in cuts to government problems. last week president obama offered a plan that relied on tax increases that would total $1.6 trillion. the republican plan does not include something the president said is essential, income tax hikes on those making more than $250,000. >>> stocks edged lower on fears the threat from the fiscal cliff might put a damper on the economy. the dow is down 59 to 12,965. the nasdaq is down 8 at 3,002. the s&p is down 6 at 1,409. coming up at 5:45 p.m., car sales reach a level they haven't seen i
. cupertino a u.s. marine is a victim of a shooting. the carb was hit, he -- car was hit, he was not hit. ktvu's ken pritchett is live with how the sherriff's department is searching for the shooter. >> reporter: you can see highway 85. it was at 1:00 p.m. when the officer heard a noise, his back window shattered. he realized his car was shot, that led to a investigation and a shut down of highway 85 with many questions unanswered. >> reporter: police wouldn't identify which marine was driving this car. shattered windows. you see a car with three bullet holes in the drive side doors. >> he gets alerted, notices there is a pop from his window. pulls over and quickly discovers that he has been shot at. more than once, multiple times. >> reporter: to answer the questions investigators shut down interstate 85. this is where the car was hit. the search was on for evidence. as you can see from news chopper 2 traffic was at stand still for an hour as investigators paced the freeway. while it is unclear where the shots came from the sherriff's department does not believe the driver was targeted becaus
thefully -- the fiscal cliff. >>> and iran claims to have company charred a u.s. drone. why the u.s. is highly skeptical of this story. d like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. >>> mostly cloudy skies. some rain developing to the north. some of that will move in. the bulk of it will be in today and tomorrow. >>> developing news from syria. 29 students and a teacher were just killed in a mortar attack in a school near damascus. syrian immediate yay blames terrorists. the syrian government is often called rebels trying to overthrow the syrian regime terrorists. there's still investigations going on. >>> iran has claimed to have captured a u.s. drone. a radar image shows the image. iran says it captured the drone after it entered iranian airspace over the persian gulf. however,
prevent the u.s. from going -- hike, from -- going over the fiscal cliff, still in the final hours. >> the house and senate convened for rare sunday sessions in hoping of bridging major impasses. >> conversations and discussions continue and we remain hopeful that'll get a breakthrough. >> we'll pass a minimalist bill so that we won't go over the cliff and then i think we have to go from there. >> on nbc's meet the press, president obama made a final pitch for his plan to preserve bush era tax cuts for welt healthy americans. >> a mijor sticking point continues to be -- major annual sticking point, the threshold has waiverd from $250,000 to as high as millionion dollar. the country doesn't have a tax revenue problem. t has a spending problem. john boehner issued a statement saying republicans have made every effort to make the balanced agreement that the president promised the american people. we've been reasonable and respondent. the president is the 1 who's never been able to get to yes. >> what i ran on and what the american people elected me to do was to put fourth a balanced a
. >>> the clock is ticking toward the midnight deadline. the frantic last minute efforts to keep the u.s. from going over the fiscal cliff. >>> plus how bay area transit agencies hope to make this a safe new years eve. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning. it is monday december 31st i'm tori campbell in for pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check weather, traffic, steve is right there. you'll need a few minutes to warm up the car. >> for most. there is a couple inland definitely. some 40s near the city and around the bay. inland there is a lot of 30s and upper 20s. mostly sunny, partly cloudy. that system coming in will spin in higher clouds. upper 40s low 50s. here is tara. >> thanks steve. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza where you can see traffic moving nicely into san francisco. and this is a look at the san mateo bridge where you can see the same story. traffic on the right heading toward the foster city. opposite side toward hayward. let's head over to dave and tori. >>> now we are hearing from neighbors in san francisco. those that were awakened by an
states during an interview with nbc news. president karzai blamed u.s. and nato forces for some of the insecurity in his country. he says he doesn't like the act that hundreds of prisoners are still being helled from the country and he signed that back in march with the president obama. he says he will not sign any more agreements with the u.s. until those prisoners are transferred. >>> well, the fiscal cliff is looming unless congress takes action to avoid it. coming up at 7:15, the number of california defense department jobs that could be lost if automatic trick -- automatic tax cuts are formed. >>> bill clinton says he's not sure if hillary clinton will run for president. she said she does not want to continue a secretary of state for president obama's second term. she said she wants to focus on issues to -- that are important to women. >>> let's see what tara is seeing on 880. >> we have a lot of traffic on pinole and then past the golden gate gate. we're in berkeley/emeryville. we have a traffic issue in here. 280, northbound towards santa clara, looking pretty bad. give y
. >>> a journey has come to an end for john mcafee who arrived in the u.s. last night from guatemala. he was deported to the u.s. this morning he denied murdering his neighbor and said his trouble began when he refused to pay a bribe. >> began last year when soldiers stormed my property, shot my dog in the head. troyed my -- destroyed my home. >> u.s. authorities haven't questioned john mcafee and don't plan to. he will talk to authority physical they come to the u.s. >>> >>> dropping manslaughter charges. the bus struck and killed a nurse in a sidewalk. the bus driver told police she didn't see her. the bus was traveling 7 miles an hour. investigators say the bus video recorder showed the afternoon sun caused visibility problems that intersection. >>> san francisco seen a rise in domestic violence cases this year. ktvu's david stevenson shows us a new campaign to turn the trend around. >> reporter: san francisco officials launched a peace at home campaign to reduce domestic violence cases. >> we know from years of experience and data suggested to us that domestic violence goes up during
opposition group. the u.s. is expected to recognize the new opposition council as the only legitimate representative of the syrian people at an international conference in morocco. britain and france, they've already extended full recognition to that coalition. >>> well, secretary of state, hillary clinton, was supposed to represent the u.s. tomorrow at the friends of syria meeting in mow co but she has a -- morocco but she has a stomach flu. >>> congress is scheduled to break for the holidays this friday. as alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, both parties have their sticking points. alison? >> reporter: tori, the pressure is on. members of congress are back this morning after a long weekend. and in just about 15 minutes, democrats will be speaking out about the fiscal cliff saying medicaid should not be subject to cuts. in the past 48 hours since president obama and john boehner met face to face, no details on the discussions have -- have been released. the president said he's willing to compromise but maintains his stance on tax increases for the wealthy. >> we
. >>> we have new details on a powerful storm system that brought blizzard conditions to the central u.s. and spawned a tornado. three people were killed including two in iowa. the storm knocked out power to 400,000 homes and businesses in 13 states and produced a tornado in mobile, alabama. airlines were forced to cancel 600 flights at chicago o'hare international airport. >>> firefighters says it appears no one was inside the house when it the fire started. firefighters believe a candle or cigarette may have started that fire. >>> a is woman in the hospital after life threatening injuries after a car hit a group of people. the four victims were walking near a scenic outlook when a car went speeding by. one managed to get out of the way. the others appear to have been hit by the car. >> the fire department responded to the medical call and the victims were about 30 feet down the hill. they had to bring him up the hill. >> one victim told ktvu he was walking with his mother and two friends visiting from wisconsin when the car hit him. the car was found nearby. four people were inside. on
one that dumped more than a foot of snow in the federal u.s. has disrupted air travel. it's now over the great lakes. at least seven deaths have been reported including three in iowa. victims were killed in a 30 car pileup on interstate 35. also the power was knocked out for 400,000 homes anopias in -- homes and businesses in about 13 states. o'hare airport canceled hundreds of flights. o'hare is the hub for united airlines. flights are expected to be back on schedule today. >>> it is coming up on 5:04. overnight a police chase ended in a firey crash in antioch. it happened after 1:30 this morning on highway 4. a robbery suspect hit a retaining wall during a police chase and his car burst into flames. the suspect managed to get out of the car and run off but he was found about two blocks away. and taken to the hospital. >>> also in overnight news fire torched the inside of a san pablo home. lorraine blanco is live at the scene on collin street with details on what may have led to this emergency. good morning, lorraine. >> reporter: good morning. it's barely a a.m. you -- it's barely
. >> we are now just a few weeks away from christmas, and the u.s. postal service is changing its service. it may help all of you procrastinators. >> a shooting on a california indian reservation leaves four people dead. the possible motive behind today's tragedy shooting. $ >>> we have developing news out of san francisco at this hour. police say two people, a man and a woman were found bound and gagged lying in the street in the bay view district this evening. both people were alive, but unconscious. the victims were discovered around 8:30 this evening, on brussels street, near manziel street. >>> today was the first day in washington state that same sex couples could legally marry. debra horn has more on the historic celebration. >> reporter: neither the gloom, nor the cold. >> the weather kind of sucks, but inside, i'm a balmy 75 degrees. >> reporter: nor the kicks of a child to be. >> i think she's happy too. >> reporter: not even the lack of appointed time. >> we're on stand by today. >> reporter: could keep them away from seattle city hall on this glorious days. after a lifetime of
to the hospital. >>> the new york stock exchange has been sold. what it means for investors and the u.s. economy. >> reporter: a grandmother gunned down near her house. >>> a very cold start to the day. coming up, the neighborhoods that are currently in the upper 20s and when rain returns to the forecast. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. >>> it's thursday, december 20th. we begin with breaking news out of san francisco where a firefighter has been taken to the hospital after a fire. lorraine blanco is live on broad street with the information on the firefighter's condition and how muni service is being affected. >> reporter: good morning, tori. i can first tell you that an arson investigator is on scene right now trying to determine the cause of this fire. firefighters say it started in a second-floor unit of this apartment building. you can't tell from the outside but according to the assistant fire chief he just told me there's quite extensive damage inside a rear unit. let's take a
's a race against the clock. the last-minute effort to prevent the u.s. from going over the fiscal cliff before the deadline of midnight east coast time. >> reporter: new year's eve partiers who want to leave their cars behind will have a lot of options. we'll tell you about the different transit agencies offering free rides this evening. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning to you. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's monday, december 31st, new year's eve. in overnight news, san francisco firefighters had their work cut out for them when a natural gas line burst outside an apartment that was on fire. flames shot in the air on athens around 1:00 this morning. ktvu's alex savidge joins us live from the scene with video you will only see on channel 2. alex? >> reporter: well, good morning. the fire inside of that home is what triggered a second fire that came from the curbside gas valve right outside the home. that's why you see pg&e crews still doing last-minute repair work to patch up the road where they had to dig things up to access that line. that second fire comin
and across the board spending cuts will take effect. that could plunge the u.s. economy into another recession. >>> people on both sides of the controversial same sex marriage issue will be closely watching the u.s. supreme court this morning. just an hour and a half from right now the high court is due to release another list of cases. coming up at 5:15 what it will mean if california's proposition 8 is on that list and what it means if it's not. >>> muni and other agencies are thinking about a controversial plan when it comes to their fair rates. muni is considering basing how much people pay on how much money they earn. according to the examiner some people don't think it's fair that people who are struggling to pay their bills have to pay $64 for a monthly pass while senior citizens who have more money are only paying $22 for the same fair. now this newest plan was triggered by the debate over providing free muni passes to low income youth. >>> 5:04 is the time. we are still talking about that accident in livermore. let's go to tara. >> this is on 580 eastbound. it happened at fl
in american next year. the company is bringing production back to the u.s. for an existing line of mac commuters. he didn't say which ones or where, but he said it would cost $100 million to move production. coming up, the one billion dollars battle between apple and samsung is back in court today. we were there as they duke it out. >>> the storm system that blew through yesterday is gone but work crews in san francisco are trying to repair the damage it left behind. rain leaked through the roof and into had landmark. they are now covered by plastic and they are working to seal the building before the next round. >>> officials are trying to decide what to do about that sink hole that opened up. 15 by 15 feet and one lane disappeared. it was caused by a storm drain pipe rusting out. it is buried 23 feet below ground. officials have to decide whether to dig down and repair the pipe. >>> we saw a lot of fog as our chief meteorologist bill martin told us to expect yesterday. looks like the fog is not going. >> it is not. it lifted up. now it is low clouds and that is keeping things on the
in that country. this is video of troops who battled insurgents in aleppo. intelligence agencies from the u.s. and other countries say they've seen evidence in recent days that syria is moving chemical weapon components into combat areas. secretary of state hillary clinton has warned syria that using chemical weapons would bring action from the u.s. >>> the coast guard's small boat was rammed into another boat and one of the members died. his crew mate was treated for minor injuries. another coast guard stopped the other boat that was a smuggler boat and twos are detained. >>> prince william and his wife are expecting their first child, it was confirmed. tara moriarty has more on the future heir to the throne. >> the words are true. kate middleton is pregnant. the palace didn't what to release the good news this early but because the duchess was hospitalized with severe morning sickness, they decide to announcement. now, royals say kate was admitted to the hospital because of a severe case of morning sickness. kate will be hospital identificationed for several days and will require a period o
-year extension of the expiring u.s. farm bill. so far there is no house vote scheduled. without passage of the bill milk prices could double. a gallon of milk could go up to $8 a gallon. >>> three people are recovering after a car crashed into a funeral home. police say it appears two teens were racing when they lost control and crashed their car into the building. >> literally five seconds after i had entered the side room we entered what i with thought was a side ring. >> the teens were take ton the hospital with serious injuries. a 66-year-old man who was inside the building has a broken leg. police interviewed a second driver who may have been racing with the teens but not yet made any arrests. >>> a woman accused of a fatal hit and run crash is expected to enter a plea in court today. she hit a group of people walking along a road two weeks ago. 16-year-old woman was knocked down a hillside and killed. she is being held on $2 million bail. she had been studying to become a police officer before the crash. >>> new this morning some san rafael city employees are being paid to car poo
more than an hour ago, the president said he's optimistic that the u.s. economy will not go over the fiscal cliff. that's one of the top stories this noontime. good afternoon. i'm david stevenson. >>> we begin with developing news at this hour. san jose police are investigating the city's 46th homicide of the year. it happened at an apartment complex on lewis road off monterey highway and janine de la vega joins us from the scene. janine, we understand police may no who may be responsible -- may know who may be responsible. >> reporter: that's right. they have two adult males detained and they are questioning them and treating them as persons of interests. homicide detectives are here at the sulker breeze apartments. all of the activities seem to be centered around a parking garage. just before 9:30 this morning, they received a 911 call that a man with a gun was at the -- on the grounds. when police arrived, they found a manner in a car shot. paramedics tried to revive him. but he died on the scene. after talking to a couple of witnesses they've determined some sort of confronta
of the biggest seizures of methamphetamine in u.s. history. the announcement came from federal officials in san francisco. the u.s. attorney said the drug haul came as agents arrested eleven people last friday on drug, money laundering and weapons charges. she says more than 570 pounds of method mean was seized. it has a street value of $6 million. the suspects were rounded up in counties from the bay area, the central valley, santa cruz and monterey. >>> four san francisco high school students today shared top honors for producing an anti-bullying video. >> when you get bullied as a child, you feel miserable and unwanted ?oomple the san francisco district attorney's office sponsored the bye-bye bullying contest. students submitted 58 films designed to discourage bullying. a team from st. ignatious high said bullying is a hot topic on campus. >> there's been a number of suicides. it was almost more than a contest for us. it was like we're representing our school and supporting a very serious issue. >> the winning teams took home a number of prizes including an ipad and a baseball signed by barr
240,000 more cases of all types of prostate cancer in the u.s. this year and there will be more than 28,000 deaths from prostate cancer. >> a federal judge approved a plan for a court appointed director to oversee the oakland police department. city officials agreed to the term of the plan. the director will have broad authority including the power to dismiss the police chief but the plan falls short of a federal take over. the court decision stems from a decade old police brutality lawsuit that claims that rogue officers called the writers beat or framed suspects. >> the moments before two people were left bound and gagged right in the middle of a street in san francisco. one of them later died. david is here now and tells us it appears that these victims were specifically targeted. >> that's right. prosecutors revealed details about what they is a lead up to the victims being bound and gagged in the street but there's many questions about what lead up to this crime. >> the one thing that we can say with no uncertainty is this is a brutal case. two entered not guilty pleas in their
the announcement this morning while meeting with u.s. troops at an air base in turkey. 400 u.s. troops will be assigned to the missiles. >>> there is a new twist in the fiscal cliff negotiation in washington, d.c.. as ktvu kilah campbell reports, going over that cliff may be the only way to reach a deal. >> reporter: dave, house speaker john boehner plans to head home today to ohio with no fiscal cliff deal in sight. the two met again at the white house last night but there is no deal on the table. and insiders say there may not be one until january. and here's why. democrats are sticking to their plan to raise taxes on the wealthy. republicans aren't backing down from extending their current tax rates and slashing spending. if neither side budges our company will tumble over the fiscal cliff until january 1st. they can all tell their constituents we tried and it didn't work but now everyone's taxes have gone up and we must compromise. a move like that irresponsible and the markets are already reacting to the possibility. more than that in my next update. live in washington kyla campb
about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in gwen gay city. secretary of state hillary clinton ordered the report. it's said to be the most detailed explanation yet about the attack that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. congress will be briefed on wednesday. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton was expected to testify on thursday before congressional committees. but that was canceled after clinton suffered a concussion. the state department says clinton passed out and hit her head after being dehydrated from a stomach virus. >>> one person is in the hospital after a police standoff at a kansas home where a suspect accused of killing two police officers last night was believed to be hiding. swat teams fired shots and tear gas into a home in topeka. one person was hurt but authorities haven't confirmed if it's the suspected shooter. two police officers were shot and killed last night outside of a grocery store in topeka kansas while responding to word of a suspicious vehicle. >>> a threat against an elementary school in indiana was made before the
to actively support reinstatement of a u.s. assault weapons ban. california senator diane feinstein plans to introduce new legislation next year. the president would also support new rules for gun shows. attendees can buy guns from private dealers without a background check. >> bay area residents are banding together. ktvuu's health and synced core john fowler here now. >> reporter: what difference with a book make? two bay area grade serials created this one. that may help hundreds cope with their loss. this afternoon 11-year-old tatiana oliver and her 9-year- old sister signed copies of their book, it's okay to cry. a remarkable child's take on grief. >> dealing with your feelings and how to deal with when someone you knew or loved has died and passed away. >> reporter: tatiana wrote it after her father died of a heart attack in front of her. she and her sister plan to send books to sandy hook school children. >> it would make them feel better. >> reporter: kyra rate created the art work. >> therapy is okay to go to. it's not like a bad thing. >> reporter: their mother says grief shared
police want your help identifying a man suspecting of robbing another u.s. bank at noon today. take a look at this bank security picture. that robbery happened at the branch on rolston avenue. the man demanded money from a teller. police say he didn't show a weapon. a sedan was seen speeding southbound but police are not sure if that car was connected. >>> dozens of people rallied outside the state building in san francisco protesting a deportation order that could break apart a family before the end of the year. jana katsuyama explain what is the activists want governor brown to do to keep such families together. >> reporter: in the cold today people rallied with songs and  signs. they are upset about the immigration and customs enforcement or i.c.e. program called secure communities which has led to the detainment and deportation of undocumented immigrants many who have not committed serious crimes. the program that critics say is tearing families apart. >> you know we're like other american families. we love each other, we support each other. >> reporter: 19-year-old dyannie is
of crimes for which its members would be stripped of their pensions and the u.s. house just passed a bill making it harder for federal workers who are suspended from the job to keep getting paid during that suspension. but that's not yet law. >> that was macfarlane reporting. >>> a national study has found modest declines in obesity in toddlers in poor families. researchers say the obesity epidemic may have peaked in kids between the ajs of two and four -- ages of two and four. scientists say school exercise programs are one reason for the change. broad changes in health and eating activities are also thought to be factors. >>> san francisco city officials are looking at a plan in which they would pay employees to make healthy choices. a new study those two-shirdz of the city -- two-thirds of the city workers are overweight or obesity. they will consider whether paying people to make healthy choice social security cheaper than paying for increased health care costs. >>> going over the fiscal cliff, raising taxes on us, lowering on corporations and what some call political shenanigans. . >
is already sparking fears of land slides. hills already waterlogged and the u.s. geological service is expected to be there because of problems with hillside. >>> they are trying to beat clock before the rain returns and allie rasmus is here to explain why some lanes on highway one are shut down today and how drivers will be affected, allie? >>> starting at 9:00 this morning, this intersection from this intersection all the way out to the northport tall bridge -- north portal bridge area, they will have them in effect and they will need to do that in order to stabilize and prevent further erosion after this weekend's heavy rain. another storm is expected to pass through our area and cal trans is supposed to get that work done before the storm hits. they are scheduled to open in february of next year and its opening has been delayed at least a few times. initially it was supposed to open a year ago and then they said it would open this month and now it is 2013 when it is supposed to be complete. it is supposed to be completed and hopefully they will get it done. these one way traffi
morning news. >>> developing news about afghanistan. ahmed wali karzai is criticizing the u.s. he blamed u.s. and nato forces for some of the insecurity in this country. he is angry that hundreds of after began prisoner -- afghan he is angry they have afghanistan prisoners which he said needs to be transferred to afghanistan authorities. >>> if they don't take action by the end of this month they will go over the fiscal cliff. coming up, we will have the jobs that could be lost if those automatic cuts take affect. >> former president clinton is here as part of a celebrity forum speaker series. he said hillary rodham clinton is in great shape and has unbelievable stamina but she needs rest before deciding what she does next. she will not be secretary of state for president barack obama's second term. >>> it happened at the bridge toll booth. they broke the stories and at least two toll takers have been on the loose for months now. they would announce more information today. residents in san mateo counties are being asked to cut back on water. it stirred upset men at -- up set -- sediment and
've just learned about injuries. >> reporter: we're live in the castro district where the u.s. supreme court is deciding on gay marriage. what they may or may not decide today. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm core tori campbell -- tori campbell bell. tori-- tori campbell. topping our news, three storms have battered the reason gin since wednesday morning. all of the rain and wind we've had, still causing sob problems this morning even though -- some problems this morning even though it's clear outside. we begin our storm coverage with ktvu's alex savidge. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of repair work to do out here. la fayette creek runs underneath this street. it flooded. that's us what caused the roadway to -- that's what caused the roadway to collapse. crews will be using this heavy equipment to execute the sinkhole created yesterday, dig debris out from the creek that overflowed yesterday. it was late in the afternoon on sunday, when the soil eroded and the pavement out here just gave way. utility lines that were impacted,
-sex marriage be legal in california? the big decision the u.s. supreme court is deciding on this morning. moat moat starts right now. -- moat dash. >>> good morning. we begin with the overnight earthquake in -- mornings os on 2 starts right now. >> good morning. we begin with the overnight earthquake in japan. today's quake was felt nearly 300 feet in tokyo -- near tokyo. it did shake for several minutes. certainly rattled nerves. >> the quake did touch off a 3- foot high tsunami at a coastal city. there were no monster waves and there have been numerous aftershocks including one measuring 6.2. >>> the latest from oakland, a man at the see yum last night -- at the coliseum last night at the game fell 30 feet down. he was seriously hurt. christien kafton is live with more. what do you know? >> reporter: well, we know there are a lot of questions about what happened. sometime right around kickoff at last night's game, a man either fell or jumped from the third-level concourse. you can see just how high the fall would be. the man either fell or -- about 30, 50 feet. he fell last night during the
after the country launched a long-range rocket. the u.s. confirms is in orbit. the u.s. and its allies believe this is a way for north korea to test its long-range ballistic miss ill technology. some believe that kim young un is using this as a way to show he's a rival to the united states. a spokesperson says there will be a closed-door meeting on this and how to respond. >>> cancer surgery is over for hugo cav -- hugo chavez. doctors say he had an operation treating aggressive cancer. it was announced on saturday that the vice president should take over if he becomes incapacitated. this is the fourth cancer surgery for chavez since 2011. >>> new reports from london say the nurse who took her own life after being tricked in that royal prank phone call about the duchess of cambridge did leave a suicide note. the london evening standard reports 46-year-old jacintha saldanha wrote a message to her family before she died. the contents of the note have not been revealed. jacintha saldanha transferred the prank call made by an australian radio show. she was found several days later in the h
christmas with their families, they are still getting in the holiday spirit. u.s. and afghanistan forces celebrated the day together. hundreds of troops in kabul kicked off the day with lunch. they had turkey, everything that goes with it. soldiers had the hardest part being away from their children. >> christmas is the time when people get together and they share and we eat good food. it's not as bad as it seems but i was wish i was home with my family. >> the joint celebration comes as the u.s. troops begin to handoff responsibility to the troops in 2013. >>> queen elizabeth and her granddaughters arrived at st. mary magdalene church. prince philip was there. prince william was spending the holiday with his wife, kate, and her family. >>> now, the between's traditional christmas message will be aired later. it will be broadcast as she's putting on her 3-d glasses. the queen will be reflecting on a year where she celebrated the london olympic, her diamond jub lie and the news that the duke and duchess of cambridge are expecting their first child there. >>> snow is expected over the inte
suicide. the two firefighters will be buried sunday and monday. those from around the u.s. are there for the funerals and thanks to local donations many are staying at local hotels for free. >> it's the out pouring of the community, we had people from florida, michigan have been calling in to donate hotel rooms. >> hotels are holding special receptions today through monday as well for webster firefighters and family members of the victims. >> it's been two weeks since a gunman killed 27 people in connecticut before taking his own life. now scientists will analyze the dna of 20 year old adam lanza. genetic specialists will be looking for a mutation or abnormality that could increase aggressive or violent behavior. however people that carry the same or similar signs in their dna will be stigmatized. >> a new york woman is facing several charges after she set up a charity scam following the shooting. hours after the massacre a 37 year old set up a internet scam claiming to be the 8 of a six year old victim of the shooting. well, she advertised on facebook saying a funeral fun
with the u.s. until those prisoners are transferred to afghanistan authorities. >>> they are looking into steep budget cuts. coming up at 5:15, the number of defense department jobs that could be lost right here in california if those automatic trigger cuts take affect. >>> he really does not know if his wife is going to run for president in 2016. he is in the bay area and it is part of the colleges celebrity speaker series. answering a question from the audience, hillary rodham clinton is in great shape and has unbelievable stamina but needs to rest up before deciding what she wants to do next. she said she does not want to continue as hillary rodham clinton for president barack obama's second term. >>> and in connection with the robberies at the toll booths, they broke the stories in february and at least two toll takers have been robbed on the bridge. they have been on the loose for months and chp said they would announce more information today. >>> 505, lafayette officials say it will take a million dollars to fix a giant sinkhole. that huge hole opened during the major storm tha
the u.s. thinks they are using launches like that to test missiles that could be used to hit the u.s. mainland but north korea said they are only using it to put a satellite into orbit. >>> he is undergoing tests and officials have not said why he is not seeking treatment consistent with his age. he spend years in prison for fighting apart tied. he became the first black president and has since retired from public life. >>> a former head of the international on carry fun. he accused dominic to us conn and today lawmakers will update a judge on the damage of hurricane sunday. the rebuilding costs are anywhere from 10 million to 20 million in various cities a long new jersey and new york and a lot of those towns are talking about whether to rebuild with wood or more durable materials. some of the locals say it is not a boardwalk without the woot but others say the wood is not strong enough. they are relieved to hear more than 500 workers walked off the job last month. they are providing a new four- year contract and it includes a cost of living pay raise for 2013 and 2014 and a $3,500
return. . >>> the most senior member of the u.s. senate, the giant of the senate, died today at 88. daniel inouye served since 1963 and almost completed 9 connective terms. before that he was a world war ii hero and medal of honor winner who lost a arm while charging towards a machine gun. according to his office his last words were aloha. >>> teen collapses collapses and dies and now her mother and a man is in custody. ktvu's patty lee is live in san francisco. >> reporter: homicide is in charge of this case because investigators found the circumstances suspicious. >> reporter: he was one of several witnesses who saw her collapse in broad day light in the sidewalk. >> she wasn't breathing and the ambulance came, when they took her away they were trying to revive her. >> reporter: he didn't heard she died till this afternoon and the news spread quickly. >> go away. go away. go away. >> reporter: are you okay? >> no, i am not. >> reporter: this woman blamed herself for not doing more to protect the girl who lived here with her sister and mother. >> family had issues. >> reporter: ba
a respectful but potent issue. we have more times with the same message. >>> the u.s. base was the target of a suicide attack in afghanistan. a car bomb went off at the gates of camp chapman. the blast skilled a delivery guard and 6 children. the taliban is claiming responsibility. >>> more than 10 people people voted to support it but more than two-thirds voted not to have it but some say it passed too quickly. it protects some rights but underminds others. >>> now that voters have approved higher taxes for education, governor brown wants to overall the state funning and at least low income mine 40 district. crews in the north bay are looking into the cause of a midway water break. crews shut the water and closed traffic in the area and there is no word on what caused the break. >>> john mcafee is believed to be spending this christmas week in great britain. he is stating he was safe and has been hiding from authorities and he is wanted in the suspicious death of his neighbor. >>> and construction is the fastest growing industry according to the state development dent. meanwhile retail,
. u.s. forces celebrated the day together and they will hand over responsibility in 2014. >>> kimberly hazelwood left her home sunday night. her family said she seemed depressed. they found her clothing and property near where she went missing. a helicopter looked for her and she 5-foot 3, 160 pounds with long brown hair. >>> they have been rescued. rescuers went out with plans to camp and what they i don't know was the avalanche was dangerous. >> the trail did not exist, we had to make our trail. >> head to report they were lost. the group had very little food and no propane and all three are in good health this morning. >>> a new plan to improve angel island is in the works. they are trying to attract more visitors. the state department will collaborate to raise money for the projects. they will use it to create more welcome signs and better park features. >> a new place to take your family. 6:26 is the time. a horrible accident in oakland and the sig alert has been lifted, tara? >> the sig alert is clear and 280 in san jose, no delay the to report. it is 6:27 here is rosemary. >>> w
. hurricane sandy is the second costliest disaster in u.s. history. >>> they had the first hack-a-thon. they worked on ideas yesterday afternoon. the goal was to create fun and practical apps using public information available through county records. >> we have seen interesting ideas around restaurant inspections. and we have seen ideas around places like parks. parks and rec information was interesting to people. >>> the grand prize winners made an app called book it and they took home a $3,000 prize. >>> there appears to and growing backlash against the new logo for the university of california system. more than 25,000 people have signed an on line petition at change.org to review the new design which made its debut friday. some say it is undignified. the new design is not replacing the traditional logo and will be used in traditional to the university seal. >>> they won an emotional victory over western oregon as a player who almost died from cardiac arrest watched from the bench. doctors say danny berger was clinically dead for several seconds when he collapsed during an uta
just extended the launch period for a controversial rocket launch. now, the u.s. believes north korea uses launches like this to test technology for missiles that could be used to hit the u.s. but north korea insists the launches are only aimed at putting a satellite into satellite -- a satellite into orbit. >>> well, nelson mandela is in the hospital. he's getting care that's kint with -- that's consistent with his age, it's reported. he became south africa's first black president in 1994. he's now retired from public life. >>> coming up on 7:1. a sexual assault -- 7:18. a sexual lawsuit against the monetary fund could be settled in court. the lawsuit is against strauss- kahn by a housekeeper last year. today, the lawyers on both sides will update the judge on the status of the negotiations. >>> secret files on los angeles area priests accused of child sex abuse could soon become public. thousands of pages of top- secret church documents were kept for decades by the roman catholic archdiocese of los angeles. today, a judge will hear final objections from accused priests. they've been
detailed explanation yet about the attack that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. congress will be briefed on that report on wednesday. meanwhile, secretary of state clinton continues to recover at her home after she passed out at her home while recovering from the flu. she suffered a concussion. she was expected to testify on thursday but that was canceled. the buzz is growing over who will replace hillary clinton. we're hearing that president obama may nominate john kerry. that's after susan rice withdrew her name from consideration. it's expected that kerry's nomination would be easily approved by his fellow senators. if nominated, kerry, who is 69 and once ran for president, would replace hillary clinton who plans to step down early next year. >>> we've been saying it all morning. you need an umbrella. the rain keeps calling in parts of the bay area. look out the window live. >>> the duchess of cambridge makes her first appearance after being treated for morning sickness. [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split i
. >>> congress is considering whether to provide more aid to the victims of hurricane sandy. a u.s. senate passed a $60 billion relief package yesterday. however, republicans argued the bill included too much money for unrelated aid projects. sandy struck the caribbean and the u.s. eastern seaboard back in late october. the storm killed more than 250 people in seven different counties. the relief bill now goes to the house. it is unclear if the gop in the house will vote on the measure or push for an alternative with less funding. >>> 2012 has been a busy year for the red cross. the agency says it has responded to 113 large scale disasters in the united states. volunteers opened 900 shelters and helped more than 100,000 people who had been forced out of their homes. the agency says superstorm sandy was the most challenging. the aftermath of that storm prompted the biggest response from the red cross in five years. >>> you've heard of the so-called fiscal cliff, but how about the dairy cliff? milk prices could double next year because a national farm bill expires on january 1st. if lawmakers do no
this year. the ruling says the landlord cannot evict the club even though the u.s. attorney is threatening to sees the landlord's property. >>> the newest members of the state ledge staters were sworn in today. ktvu's ken pritchett tells us how democrats plan to use their new power. >> reporter: with that the democrats super majority was set. one party rule. >> i believe that this is the end of one very difficult era in california and the beginning of a new and better era. >> reporter: democrats celebrated. republican still have a voice but no power. >> some call us the super minority party. >> reporter: republicans say they will serve as watch dogs. democrats can raise taxes and more without republican votes. >> this historic super majority and we intend to use it purposely, with purpose, with humility. and with great strength. >> reporter: democrats haven't outlined an agenda but he is proposing a bold change to the proposition 13, to make it easier for voters to raise their own property taxes. >> it allows voters to be able to reinvest in a very under funded educational system. >> more
. constantly followed by reporters. macafee says so far u.s. authorities have not made any efforts to question him after he spent weeks evading police in belize. >>> 4:54 is the time. let's check in with sal. hopefully no problems on this early friday morning. >> not really. we do have road work out there. i want to let you know about. for the most part the major duty commutes are looking good for now. it's a nice start. let's take a look at what we have northbound 101 approaching the 80 split. this traffic looks good approaching the downtown area. if you are drying to the airport let's say -- driving to the airport, let's say you want to catch a flight you are looking good. hay cross the -- across the bay on interstate 880 looking good. should be a nice drive on interstate 880. we talked about the road work on the peninsula southbound 101 at third avenue not causing a major traffic jam. at 4:55 let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. our system i'm standing right in front of is moving down the coast. very light rain is possible. again this system splits. i've seen it before. yesterday it looked
. senate. this morning he accepted a scathing independent review of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that filled four americans. the report cited systemic failures at the state department. but kerry says sol hillary clinton will not get the -- just let the findings sit on the shelf. >> i think the secretary's swift action underscores how effective she is. >> secretary of state hillary clinton says she's recovering from a concussion. a deputy secretary testified in her place. >>> ed lee says he's planning to propose new legislation to get firearms off the streets. the move comes after two teenagers were gunned down in the bayview district last weekend. lorraine blanco is live with the details. >> reporter: mike, the mayor started his news conference, he said the city needs to make the streets of bayview -- the bayview district safer. he also said we need to provide more alternatives safer and he talked about the sandy hook tragedy saying we need to respond to the tragedy with tougher legislation nationwide. >> i joined over 750 other players across the country using social me
of the u.s. after the connecticut school shooting. walmart says it sold out of semi-automatic rifles in five states budding -- including pennsylvania, kansas and alabama. experts say some people fear it will be harder to buy guns if tougher gun control laws are passed. >>> first lady michelle obama wrote a letter to the residents of newtown, connecticut, titled holding you in our hearts. "as a mother of two young daughters, my heart aches for you and your families. like so many americans, i wish there were -- there was something, anything i could do or say to ease your anguish ." the gun violence tack force led by the vice president is already hard at work. janet napolitano and eric holder joined law enforcement leaders from across the country yesterday in washington, d.c. their goal is to create solid policy proposals for the president's push to change gun laws after the newtown, connecticut mass care. >>> the federal government wants to -- massacre. >>> the federal government wants to close down the harborside health center. it earns more than $20 million a year by selling medical
at john kerry for a possible secretary of state. or he may go with susan rice the u.s. ambassador to the united nations. president obama meets with two very different groups. both have concerns about the fiscal cliff conference. and remember he meets with them top ceo's. coming up the one issue where president obama is refusing to budge in those fiscal cliff negotiations. >>> right now 5:07. we want to check back in with tara who is in for sal. definitely wet roads out there. >> reporter: we do have an accident to report. this is a big rig verses a small pickup truck and an ambulance is on the way. we understand there are injuries involved. here it is right here. 880 northbound near the grand avenue exit. we had somebody needs an ambulance basically. we are keeping an eye on it. all right. up next we will take a live look at 280 in san jose. you can see traffic is actually flowing nicely in both directions. and it's 5:08 let's check in with steve. >> thank you tara. >>> our system is finally moving. this is the last one. it cannot hold a candle to the three that came in before. i
. the ceo of the parent company says u.s. operations are losing money and all options are under consideration, including sales, closure, or partnership. >>> today starbucks announced plans for a major expansion. the company says it intends to add at least 1500 cafes in the united states over the next five years. starbucks is also planning to expand overseas, particularly in china. check this out, starbucks is now offering a limited edition stainless steel gift card. the card costs $450, but is only worth $400 in store credit, plus a free brew on your birthday. >>> as ktvu's rita williams reports, his quartet's take 5 is one of the most well known jazz standards of all-me. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: a modern jazz giant, dave brubeck died of heart failure today on his way to a doctor's appointment in connecticut. but his roots are here in california. >> he will be remembered as someone who was fearless. >> reporter: that's at the university of pacific in stockton, where streets are named for him, an institute bears his name, and where he met his life. he enrolled to be a central v
, in north korea the government announced it has successfully launched a long range rocket. u.s. officials condemned the launch calls it a highly provocative act. >>> in syria the main opposition group is being recognized by the obama administration as the sole legitimate representative of the syrian people. the state department said al nuzra is a front for al-qaida. >>> there's fighting in the streets of belfast again tonight. the battles have been going on for a week. age old rivalries between protestant and catholics. >>> the votes are in and the results mean facebook users will no longer have a say in policy changes on the site. more than 670,000 users voted this week. but the menlo park company said 1/3 of its users would have had to vote about 300 million people would have had to vote for it to count. >> sunny vale based yahoo unveiled their redesign today along with new apps for smart phones and tablets. analysts say yahoo remains the number one e-mail service in the u.s. but g-mail is closing in. >>> tis' the season for face painting and kids having a lot of fun. even a seal in a s
sides. >>> the u.s. state department confirmed today it is looking into reports that syrian president may be seeking asylum in another country. reportedly president is look to latin america for asylum for his family and members of his inner circle. the priority right now is ending the 21-month-long violence in syria but if the aye asylum reports are true it's another sign that regime is crumbling. >>> we are just getting word now that the cal bears football team has a new head coach. according to espn, cal is hierg sunny dikes from louisiana tech. the louisiana tech bulldogs went 9 and 3 this season and led the nation in scoring. dikes is 43 years old and is the son of long-time coach spike dikes. he also worked as an offensive cord nay tore at the university of arizona. dikes replaces jeff ted ford who was let go at the end of the bears dismal season where they only won three games. >> the set up is underway for what's expected to be a packed town hall meeting here in oakland the topic tonight crime and violence. >>> back here in just a few minutes there are still a few sprinkles out
with his tour. >>> u.s. senator is questioning spending at the department of homeland security. rom senator tom coburn issued a report focusing on other things a counterterrorism summit held in san diego last month. specifically he questions a feature of the summit called the zombie apocalypse. organizers say it was meant as a training exercise. >> we absolutely stand by its value. it was a great simulation of a chemical and biological mass exercise. >> according to senator coburn's report more than $3 billion has been spent on homeland security since 2003. >>> your time now 5:25. federal communications commission wanting a change in policy when using electronic devices on flights. right now the faa requires all devices be turned off during takeoffs and landings. the new york time reports the chairman wants passengers to keep using their devices at all times. he sent a letter to the federal aviation administration which says they will take a look at that policy. >>> time now 5:25. let's see if the friday morning commute is developing. tara, what do you see? >> just a little bit of fog up ne
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